This latest post about my Scottish holiday (May 28th – June 5th including travel) deals with the events of the Wednesday.
Those who have seen some of my earlier posts will have noted a lot of natural rock formations that look sculpted. It is very easy to cut large flat slabs of rock from these formations, and such slabs are known as flagstones, from the Old Norse word Flaga. Near Castletown is a historic trail which gives the history of flagstones, once a major export from this part of Scotland. In the same area is a walk out to an old battery.Thirdly this same area is home to the remnants of the quarry from which the stone was extracted which contains a few samples of flagstone art.
The Victorian battery is not safely accessible, but there is a WWII relic that can be got to, and the walk out along the side of Dunnet Bay is very scenic.
The flagstone art is misdescribed as sculpture which it really isn’t, but it was worth devoting a few minutes to.
The three things between them make for a decent outing, and there is plenty to see.
A MEAL IN THURSO
That evening we went out for supper at a restaurant in Thurso. The food was quite excellent, and they served a decent beer as well. I opted for kiln smoked salmon to start and beef for the main course.
I have plenty of photos for you…